TWO events are to be at a theatre to mark a significant anniversary.

Headgate Theatre's new production, Mosquitoes, by Lucy Kirkwood, opens on Wednesday, June 15.

The drama tells the story of two sisters, Alice, a successful physicist on the brink of scientific triumph, and Jenny, a grieving mother trying to pick up the pieces after the death of her little girl.

Set in Geneva, Alice is part of the team which starts up the large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. Chaos reigns at home, however, and the family triggers its own high-energy collisions.

The run of Mosquitoes from June 15 to 18, on the tenth anniversary of the real life Large Hadron Collider which discovered the fundamental particle that explains the universe.

This year, beams of protons are again circulating around the collider’s 17 mile long ring tunnel some 570 feet below the French-Swiss border, after a shutdown of more than three years for maintenance and upgrades.

Alongside the show, Headgate Theatre will visited by Professor Ben Allanach, a theoretical physicist at the University of Cambridge and a representative of CERN, the European Centre for Nuclear Research in Geneva, Switzerland, where Ben works with the Large Hadron Collider.

Tickets for the show and talk are available from the Headgate Theatre website at